I think this is SUCH an important message to pass onto our youngsters – they only see finished, perfect artefacts around them, which often makes them afraid to try when they see their own shaky efforts… But if they don’t try, they don’t learn.
We’re taught to try our hardest to expect the best. Give it your all and great things will come your way. We love stories of triumph and succeeding against the odds. We love the stories of sports star that came from nothing, and young singers with no formal teaching who becomes famous in front of our eyes.
We see it so often that it becomes normal. If they can do it, we all should, and we expect the same. The problem is, if every time we touch a basketball we expect to make every shot and be the best… we probably won’t be very content after the game.
If every time you pick up a guitar you expect to write a chart-topping hit song, you’ll probably end up disappointed.
While it’s important to dream, to set goals, and to strive to be our best, it’s also important to Adjust Your Expectations.
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